After a Disaster: Mold Clean Up

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Restoring your home after disaster can be difficult. That difficulty can be compounded if it includes cleaning up mold. HUD has created a video to help consumers understand how to clean mold after a disaster. This video the 10 mold remediation steps:

  1. Wear protective clothing and use a respirator.
  2. Isolate moldy areas.
  3. Remove porous moldy materials.
  4. Clean and disinfect.
  5. Consider a borate treatment.
  6. Flush the air.
  7. Speed dry.
  8. Remain on mold alert.
  9. Do not restore until dry.
  10. Consider restoring with flood resistant materials.

Ten Steps to Mold Clean Up

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Photo of Dr. Sarah KirbyDr. Sarah KirbyProfessor and Department Extension Leader (919) 515-9154 sarah_kirby@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences - NC State University
Posted on Aug 9, 2017
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